OCTAL PET Resin - A Low Carbon Alternative
OCTAL has implemented a state-of-the-art two-stage reactor system to produce virgin PET resin. OCTAL’s unique resin manufacturing process eliminates an entire step, SSP, from the standard process, which decreases manufacturing energy consumption. OCTAL bottle grade PET resin also offers superior product performance — exceptional gloss, clarity and consistency — when compared to traditional PET resins.
Life Cycle Analysis
An independent Life Cycle Analysis* conducted for OCTAL found that when compared to PET bottle-grade resin, the production of OCTAL PET resin:
Consumes 63% less purchased electricity
Uses 23% less on-site thermal energy
Creates a 10% lower cradle-to-gate global warming potential compared to bottle-grade PET
Generates a 22% lower cradle-to-gate environmental footprint compared to bottle-grade PET
*The study conducted by Intertek Expert Services used CML 2 baseline 2000 methodology to compare the environmental impacts of 1 kilogram of OCTAL’s PET resin made at the Salalah, Oman, facility from cradle-to-gate with traditional bottle-grade APET (including all steps up to the point of production).
OCTAL resin is highly efficient in injection molding and extrusion applications, allowing customers to reduce their energy use. In addition, customers using OCTAL PET resin can operate with a faster cycle time because our spherical shaped resin allows for more even heat dissipation and eliminates surface dust formation. This allows customers to reduce their own electricity requirements and processing carbon footprint.